What Happened to the Wolf? (UK Premiere)

Na Gyi
2021
Myanmar
133

19 November / 14:30

19 Nov / 14:30

Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast

Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast

24 April / 20:15

24 Apr / 20:15

BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank

In Myanmar, two women meet in a hospital. Moe, who is terminally ill, conforms to strict social conventions and though outwardly calm, fears her impending death. Way, who has a heart defect, is rebellious and free-spirited, and shuts everyone off, wanting to die anonymously. Moe and Way find solace in each other’s company, and forming a close bond, begin to contemplate a journey to the fabled sea of clouds. Portraying the subtle shifts in the women’s relationship over time, this kind of story is rare in a country in which queer narratives are suppressed. This deeply moving, troubling film is a testament to the creative conviction of its director and stars, who were targeted following the country’s military coup in 2021. 

Na Gyi

Na Gyi is a writer, producer, and director, known for his feature films, “Mi” (2019) and “What Happened to the Wolf?” (2021). His debut feature film “Mi” won the best director of photography award at AIFFA (2019) and was nominated for the best picture award. “Mi” also won the best director of photography award at the STAR AWARDS (2019). Na Gyi is considered a promising and prominent filmmaker in Myanmar Cinema.